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CDe Vaile Collection 



On Saturday, May 23, 1903 



ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE 












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LIBRARY OF THE 

John G. Johnson Collection 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA 



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OF THE \ /- ' l r , ,<<'-" 

Highly Important collection 

OF 

FRENCH PICTURES 

OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 

AND 

PICTURES & DRAWINGS 

OF THE EIKiLISH SCHOOL 

OF 

REGINALD VAILE, ESQ. 

Who has given up his London Residence, The Priory; 
Drayton Gardens, S.W. : 



WHICH 

MM be Solo bs auction b£ 

Messrs. CHRISTIE, MANSON & WOODS 

AT THEIR GREAT ROOMS 

8 KING STREET, ST. JAMES'S SQUARE 

On SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903 

AT ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY 



May be viewed Three Days preceding, and Catalogues had, at 
Messrs. Christie, Manson and Woods' Offices, 8 King Street, 
St. James's Square, S. W. 

Catalogues with Twenty Illustrations, Price One Guinea. 



CONDITIONS OF SALE. 



I. THE highest Bidder to be the Buyer ; and if any dispute arise 
between two or more Bidders, the Lot so in dispute shall be 
immediately put up again and re-sold. 

II. No person to advance less than Is. ; above Five Bounds, 5s. ; and 
so on in proportion. 

III. In the case of Lots upon which there is a reserve, the Auctioneer 
shall have the right to bid on behalf of the Seller. 

IV. The Purchasers to give in their Karnes and Places of Abode, 

and to pay down 5s. in the pound, or more, in part of payment 
or the whole of the Purchase-Money, if required; in default 
of which, the Lot or Lots so purchased to be immediately put 
up again and re -sold. 

V. The Lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine and 

authentic or not, with all faults and errors of description, at 
the Buyer's expense and risk, within Two Days from the Sale ; 
Messrs. Chbistie Manson and "Woods not being responsible 
for the correct description, genuineness, or authenticity of, 
or any fault or defect in, any Lot, and making no warranty 
whatever. 

VI. To prevent inaccuracy in delivery, and inconvenience in the 

settlement of the Purchases, no Lot can on any account be 
removed during the time of Sale ; and the remainder of the 
Purchase-Money must absolutely be paid on the delivery. 

A T II. Upon failure of complying with the alcove Conditions, the Money 
deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited; all Lots un- 
cleared within the time aforesaid shall 1 e re-sold by public or 
private Sale, and the, deficiency (if any) attending such re-sale 
shall be made good by the defaulter at this Sale. 



CATALOGUE. 



Oa SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903, 



AT ONE O CLOCK PRECISELY. 



DRAWINGS. 



D. G. EOSSETTI, 1871. 
1 La Pia 



^» 8+ in. by 11 in. 



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D. G. EOSSETTI. 



2 Study of a Female Head, for " Michael Scott's Wooing," 
ft ** /? >» a 'work never painted — red chalk /* 

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D. G. EOSSETTI. 

3 LlLITH 

/A~~fi And still she sits, young while the earth is old, 
* • And, subtly of herself contemplative, 

Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave, 
Till heart and body and life are in its hold 

Sonnet lxxviii. 



Pastel — 38 in. by 33 in. 



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F. WALKEE, A.E.A. 
4 The Woman in White — black and white 



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This drawing was done in 1871 as a poster for Wilkie Collins^ 
dramatised novel. A woodcut was made from it by Mr. Hooper, 
to whom the artist wrote at the time : " I am bent on doing all I 
can, with a first attempt at what I consider might develop into a 
most important branch of art " 

85 in. by 51 in. 

Exhibited at the Dudley Gallery, 1872 



PICTURES. 

ENGLISH SCHOOL. 
G. CHAMBEES. 



5 Off Margate 



U KJhV 1V.1AKUATE SJ « 

Exhibited at the Guildhall 1897 / 



G. CHAMBEES. 
6 Off Whitby 



11 in. by 17i in. /] . 

J. CONSTABLE, E.A. 
7 Dredgers on the Medway, at Aylesford, Kent 



J0ft ^ , — On panel — 9f in. by 13f in. 

J. CONSTABLE, E.A. 
8 Stonehenge 

7 On panel— 1 in. by 10£ in. /$ 

* & Engraved by D. Lucas CU'C**** 





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J. CONSTABLE, RA. 
9 Near Dedham, Essex v A/A^^/^r 



On panel — 6 in. by 8 in. S x. /f/f 



J. S. COTMAN. 



10 FBUIT-BOATS ON THE LAGOONS, VENICE 

V <* //7~~~£/ 9 * **■ by 14 * w - 

J. B. PYNE. 



11 Afternoon near the Lago di Lugano 



NOON NEAR THE LiAGO DI \bUGANO Sj 



G. BOMNEY. 
12 CUPID AND PSYCHE 



^. 50 in. by 40 in. 

/ From the Collection of W. J. Long, Esq., 1890 



See Illustration 




G. BOMNEY. 



13 A Mother and Child 
44 in. by 62 in. 



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^/ * • ■ * From the Collection of Miss Bomney, 1894 




G. BOMNEY. 

14 Study for the Head of Nature in the Picture of " The 

>>>• ^ Infant Shakspeare" ; and Tbe Engraving of Tbe Infant 

Sbakspeare, by Benjamin Smith 2 

17 in. by 18 in. 

From the Collection of Miss Bomney, 1894 



D. G. ROSSETTI. 



15 VERONICA VERONESE 



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Se penchant vivement, la Veronica jeta les premieres notes sur 
la feuille vierge. Ensuite elle prit l'archet du violon pour re'aliser 
son reve : mais avant de de'crocher l'instruinent suspendu, elle resta 
quelques instants immobile en ecoutant l'oiseau inspirateur, pen- 
dant que sa main gauche errait sur les cordes cherchant le motif 
supreme encore e'loigne'. C'e'tait le mariage des voix de la nature 
et de l'ame — l'aube d'une creation mystique 

— hcttres de Girolanio Ridolfi 

Three-quarter figure of a female, in green dress, seated 
at a sort of cabinet, touching the strings of a violin with her 
left hand, and holding a bow in her right ; a canary in a 
cage behind her 

Signed, D.G.R., and dated 1872 

43 in. by 35 in. 

Exhibited at Burlington House, 1883 

From the Collection of F. B. Leyland, Esq., 1892 

From the Collection of J. Buston, Esq., 1898 

See Illustration 




J. SYERV 

16 A Mountainous River Scene, with wood-cutters 

J0. /f* 43 m - by U m - J*~r*46^< 

E. WILLIAMS. / 

17 The Rising Storm 
A river scene, with rustic bridge, figures and ducks 
15 in. by 27 in. 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1897 



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18 Sunrise after a Storm 
17| in. by 30 in. 




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19 A Fresh Breeze 






15 in. by 26| in. 



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DUTCH SCHOOL. 

J. D. DE HEEM. 

20 A Basket op Fruit and Dead Game on a Table 
37* in. by 4U in. 




FRENCH SCHOOL. 



21 Portrait op a Lady, in wbite dress witb blue robe, seated on 

/Jf '/<C<? ba 3 8 k i M . by 30 in. ^£AJl<fa££4- 

22 A Girl, in wbite dress witb grey bat, leaning upon ber elbow 
1 ^— Oval — 23 in. by 19 in. 

F BOUCHER 

23 DIANA EEPOSING 

Tbe scene is a forest glade, wbere the fair Diana is 
/& ' V\ & resting after tbe exertions of tbe chase. One of her 
Nymphs attends her, and her bow and quiver of arrows 
hang on a branch close by 

29 in. by 38 in. 

Signed, and dated 1748 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

Sec Illustration 



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F. BOUCHEE. 

24 The Triumph of Amphitrite 
Oval — 39 in. by 56 in. 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

J. S. CHAEDIN. 



25 LE CHATEAU DE CAETES 

The figure of, a youth seated at a table facing the right, 
'/ ' (/ * CsZ & amusing himself building a castle with playing-cards 
25 in. by 34 in. 

Exhibited in the Salon in 1741, under the title of " Le 

Fils de M. Le Noir s' Amusant a faire cles Chateaux 

de Cartes " 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 




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J. S. CHAEDIN. 

The Young Princesses 

Two little girls playing with a dog and some cards on 
the floor of a rich apartment ; an attendant in red gown is 
joining in the game 
281 in. by 23J in, 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
BeproducedinA. G. Temple's 'Examples of French Art' 




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J. S. CHAEDIN. 
Still Life 

Two eggs, a roll of bread, a pewter dish, a flagon, and 
bottle of wine, with a glass half-full of red wine, arranged 
on a wooden shelf 
14i in. by 18 in. 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
Exhibited at Glasgoio, 1902 




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F. H. DEOUAIS. 

28 POETEAIT OF MADAME DU BAEEY, in light blue 
dress, with blue ribbon in her powdered hair, holding up a 
wreath of flowers in her hands 

' ^T^ Oval— 27 in. by 22 in. 

From the Collection of the Comtesse de Miranda 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
See Illustration 




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J. H. FEAGONAED. 

29 LE BAISEE GAGNE 
The interior of a rustic room, in which a youth, in pale 

*^y<^ , blue jacket and straw hat, is endeavouring to snatch the 
stake of the game of cards, a kiss, from a young girl in 
pink and yellow dress, who resists his efforts, in spite of 
the girlfriend, who apparently is on the young man's side : 
she holds both the hands of the lover, who consequently 
cannot free herself 
21 in. by 25 in. 
From the Collection of Monsieur de Breteuil, Paris, 

1785 
From the Collection of Monsieur de Chamgrand, Paris, 

1787 
From the Collection of Dr. Aussant, Paris, 1864 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
Exhibited at Glasgcnv, 1902 - " 

Vide ' L'Art du XVIIP Siecle — Fragonard,' Goncourt, 
p. 333 

M. GEEAED. 

30 The Young Mothee 
A young lady in white satin skirt and pink bodice, 




tS ;£- * (O . Gf holding a child in her arms. In the background the 
•andmother is prep 
Yl\ in. by 14|- in. 

gow, 1902 

£ 5 



grandmother is preparing the child's cradle 

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Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 



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J. B. GREUZE. 



31 THE UNHAPPY FAMILY 



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A squalid interior, showing misery and poverty brought 
upon innocent heads by a drunken husband and father. 
The man has just entered in a state of intoxication ; the 
mother with her children are expostulating with and 
upbraiding him. The poor half-starved dog seems to 
join in their protest. The face of the unnatural father 
is painted from that of Greuze himself 

28 in. by 37 in. 

From the Collection of M. Georges Gramont 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1905 

See Illustration 




J. B. GREUZE. 
32 THE TWO SISTERS 



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The scene is the interior of a cottage, where a humbly- 
clad peasant-girl, in a striped gown, seated beside her 
father, is being held by him at arm's length from her 
gaily-dressed sister, who has just entered, and who, be- 
decked with large pearls and other ornaments, is holding 
out to her indignant parent a purse of gold in the hope 
of thereby appeasing him. The book of the play she 
carries in her hand is suggestive of her having fled from 
home to go upon the stage 

23 in. by 28| in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 A 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 /O /T^^f S*,* 




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J. B. GEEUZE. 

33 Adoration 

Head of a girl in niauve dress, with blue ribbon in her 
hair 



Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 ^^^^■^^ 




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J. B. GEEUZE. 

34 The Beggar-Boy, standing, in grey coat, with his arms 
folded 

*/£" <? Oval— 25 in. by 20 J in. 

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Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 a 

Exhibited at Glasgoiv, 1902 /& / * L^ 




J. B. huet. 

35 A PASTOEAL 



\y 2 * ,//>> "7 The landscape is 
heat of summer, ar 



bathed in warm mist, suggestive of the 
ind is occupied by a shepherd who re- 
clines against a tree, and around are the sheep he is 
guarding and his shepherd's dog 



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32 in. by 28 in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

Reproduced in A. G. Temple's ' Examples of French Art ' 

See Illustration 




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E. ISABEY. 
The Eeturn to Pout : Honfleur 
On panel — 16J in. by 24|- in. 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1898 
Engraved by David Lucas 




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N. LANCRET. 

37 STROLLING MUSICIANS 
A lady and a gentleman, with castanets, dancing in 

the foreground ; a musician, seated, playing a hurdy-gurdy ; 
two lovers under a tree on the left 

28 in. by 34 in. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
See Illustration 

N. LANCRET. 

38 FIND THE HANDKERCHIEF 

^ //^" /Z ^^ e g ame °f hide-the-handkerchief is not being played 
fairly by the little maiden on the right, who, in her red and 
black striped skirt and blue bodice, is stealing a glance 
through her fingers, which the youth in pale pink has 
detected as he is about to hide the handkerchief with three 
mischievous little girls on the left. The scene is in a park, 
and the background is simply foliage and clouded sk\ 

Oval — 24 in. by 21 in. 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 



Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 /l~S 



Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
See Illustration 




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N. LANCEET. 



39 THE SEE-SAW 



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A youth, seated on the upper end of a see-saw — a plank 

' &\ Gfaid over a fallen tree-trunk — is throwing up his arms ; he 

is dressed in a rich costume of striped satin. On the other 

end of the plank is seated a girl, in a shepherdess costume, 

and another youth 

Oval — 24 in. by 21 in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 — n 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 //" — 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

See Illustration 



N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 

40 POETEAIT OF MONSIEUE DE NOIEMONT, in rich 
«— v ellow dress embroidered with gold, a crimson cloak thrown 
**• over his right shoulder, powdered wig ; on a terrace, with 
his right arm resting on a column ; three-quarter length 
54 in. by 42 in. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
See Illustration C'^*-' 




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N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 

41 POETEAIT OP MADAME DE NOIEMONT, m white 
satin dress with cloak of leopard-skin ; she is seated on 
♦ /v^ @> bank holding a partridge and a pheasant ; her powdered 
hair is adorned with a crescent and other jewels ; three- 
quarter length 
54 in. by 42 in. 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
See Illustration 



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N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 



42 Portrait of the Marquise de Vandernesse, a lady of the 
/ Court of Louis XIV. In pink dress, with yellow robe, 

/jn Zirt '/ ~~^£/ standing on a terrace with a basket of flowers. A Sphinx 
on a pedestal in the background 



50 in. by 38 in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at Glasgoic, 1902 



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MADAME VIGEE LE BEUN. 

43 Portrait op the Artist's Daughter, in red dress, with red 
^ s+ j^ "-^ ribbons in her hair 

/ /' Pastel— 11 m. by 13 in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 




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C. VAN LOO. 

44 Portrait of a Lady, in orange dress, with yellow cloak 
/* — -jr lined with fur ; her right arm is resting on a pedestal, on 
' which is a vase of flowers 

40 in. by 38 in. 

From the Collection of Madame de Vemejoulles 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at G-lasgoiv, 1902 





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J. B. VAN LOO. 

45 PORTRAIT OF MADAME FAVART, the Brilliant 

Actress op the Opera Comique, in pink and white 

jy/A/ If , /v. ^/striped satin dress, with blue mantle lined with ermine ; a 

/ / / pink ribbon tied round her neck, and a turban with jewel on 

her head ; her left arm resting on a table, and her right hand 

holding a mask 

32 in. by 25 in. 

From the Collection of Madame de Vallombreuse 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

See Illustration 




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J. M. NATTIER. 

46 PORTRAIT OF THE COMTESSE DE NEUBOURG 
— ^AND HER DAUGHTER 

The Comtesse de Neubourg in white bodice and pale 
yellow skirt, with light blue drapery thrown over her left 
shoulder, covering her knees, is seated at her toilet-table 
arranging an ornament of feathers and flowers for the 
head of her daughter, who, in white bodice with yellow 
drapery, stands at her mother's side, holding a casket of 
jewels in her hand. Both ladies have powdered hair, with 
ribbons and jewels. Curtain and architectural background 

58 in. by 44 in. 
Signed, and dated 1749 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
See Illustration 




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J. B. PATEE. 
47 PLEASUEES OF THE COUNTKY 



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A composition of twenty-seven figures, eleven in the 
foreground and sixteen interspersed among the trees a 
little distance away. The central figure is in white satin, 
with blue bows, and with rose-coloured drapery falling at 
her left side. Her companions of either sex around her, 
are clothed in a light gay attire, and engaged in idle 
pastime, music and conversation. Tall and graceful trees 
occupy the background on the right, and open landscape 
on the left 

35 in. by 44 in. 

From the Collection of the Abbe de Mannville 

From the Collection of Monsieur Bernstein, Paris 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

Reproduced in A. G. Temple's' Examples of French Art ' 

See Illustration 




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J. B. PATEE. 



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48 FETE GALANTE 

Some ladies with their attendant cavaliers are dancing 
in a park to the music of a shepherd's pipes ; a girl and 
her lover dressed as shepherd and shepherdess are looking 

/ 

21 in. by 26 in. ^^ /^ 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 ^D r 
Exhibited at Glasgoto, 1902 




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J. B. PATEE. 

49 Le Maki Cocu et Battu : an illustration to ' La Fontaine 

It represents a husband, who suspected his wife, having 
/y^7 • fr Gf gone to meet her supposed lover, dressed in her clothes. 
This gallant falls upon him and beats him, while the wife 
observes the scene from the balcony of the house 

17 in. by 21 in. 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 
Engraved by Fillceuil •* 



A. PESNE. 

50 POETEAIT OE THE PEINCESSE DE COUSLANDE- 
GEAFT 

, v In costume of a palmer, holding a staff in her right 
hand, and a small dog with her left ; landscape background 

32 in. by 25 in. 

From the Collection of M. de Capremond, of Eoanne 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 



C. F. LETELLIEE. 

51 Interior of a Vault, with a girl scouring a pan, her sister 
carrying a pail ; two children by a table in the background, 
' X}f - '-^utensils on the floor 

On panel — 11 £ in. by 17i in. 
Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 
Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 



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L. TOCQUE. 

52 PORTRAIT OF A LADY, in white muslin dress with mauve 
sash, flowers in her hair ; seated scattering flowers with 



/$/ ' ^T^ her hands 



35J in. by 28 in. 

From the Collection of Baron de Beurnonville 

From the Collection of Madame Louis Stern 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

See Illustration 




L. E. TRINQTJESSE. 

53 Le Serment d'Amour 

A wooded glade down which two couples are hurrying 
towards a stone pillar, on which is set a kneeling statue of 
Cupid ; the lady in the foremost couple is calling to witness 
the vow she makes, while the one following is shielding her 
eyes from the god which her hurrying footsteps have just 
brought into sight 

Oval — 25 in. by 20 in. 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 

Reproduced in A. G. Temple's 'Examples of French Art ' 





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A. VESTIER. 

54 PORTRAIT OF A LADY, in white dress with muslin sleeves, 
and heliotrope bows ; a bunch of flowers in her hair tied 
y^X^/ with a ribbon ; her right arm resting on a pedestal, holding 
a bunch of flowers 

Oval — 35 in. by 28 in. 

From the Collection of Comte de Bryas, Paris 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 

Exhibited at Glasgoiv, 1902 

See Illustration 




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A. WATTEAU. 

55 Portrait of Mademoiselle Harenger, sister of the Abbe 
Harenger, a great personal friend of the artist. In mauve 
dress, holding a palette and brush 

24 in. by 20 in. 

From the Collection of Madame Cottini, Paris 

Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 




Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 



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F. BOUCHER. 




56 THE FORTUNE-TELLER 

This beautiful example of Boucher's decorative art 
shows a young girl reclining on the grass at the base of a 
statue, with garments about her in rich folds of blue, 
yellow and white, and gracefully holding a rose. As her 
eyes fall in thoughtfulness at what she is hearing, the 
fortune-teller, with long red robe, bends over her, whisper- 
ing words into her ear, which may well be interpreted by 
the two circling figures in the air above, one of whom is 
threatening her with his amorous dart. The disposition 
of these two little nude figures among the stately trees is 
admirable. The foreground is somewhat in shadow; but 
on the part where the light falls apples and grapes have 
been thrown 

124 in. by 72f in. 

From the Collection of the Marquis de Ganay 

From the Collection of Madame Bidgway 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

See Illustration 



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F. BOUCHER 

57 THE LOVE MESSAGE 

Here a party of four ladies and a youth are gathered on 
the banks of a stream, in which the youth, in scarlet 
costume and broad-brimmed hat, has been fishing. The 
interest of the moment is the sending away of a dove, the 
bearer of a message, which the two on the right are holding, 
and are evidently in doubt as to the wisdom of despatching 
it. The two other ladies, one seated with a basket of fruit 
and flowers on her arm, and the other in light brown 
costume, and holding a basket of grasses, seem equally 
concerned in the enterprise. The background on the right 
consists of slender stems of trees in full foliage, and a 
dwarfed pillar on which stands a massive vase full of 
blossoming flowers. On the left there is an expanse of 
softly clouded blue sky 

123f in. by 73* in. 

From the Collection of the Marquis de Ganay 

From the Collection of Madame Bidgway 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

See Illustration 



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P. BOUCHEE. 

58 LOVE'S OPPEEING 

Here a popular theme of the French painters of the 
period is treated in a very charming way by this painter. 
Led by the figure of Love, the two with their offering of 
flowers have come to place them at the shrine of Cupid 
around which rose-bushes profusely grow. Dressed in 
pale blue and white, with narrow blue ribbons about 
their waists and wrists, and barefooted, the two have ar- 
rived at the shrine, when the still romantic time of evening 
is coming on, and the clouds are just being touched with 
gleams of sunset 

123$ in. by 72 in. 

From the Collection of the Ma/rqms cle Gana/y 

From the Collection of Madame Bidgway 

Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 

See Illustration 




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F. BOUCHER 



59 EVENING 



Here a shepherdess, at fall of day, is seated by a little 
stream, asleep, a narrow ribbon circling her wrist and 
attached to a sheep-dog. She wears a blue gown and white 
bodice trimmed with pink, and her straw hat lies beside 
her. A youth, with loose red coat, has come stealthily 
near, and is touching the girl's cheek with a straw. The 
leafage above is specially well delineated by Boucher, the 
high overhanging branches coming harmoniously across the 
deep of the evening sky 

124 in. by 71f in. 
Signed, and dated 1757 

From the. Collection of the Marquis de Ganay 
From the Collection of Madame Bidgway 
Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 
See Illustration 



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London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 
Great Windmill Street. W., and Duke Street, Slamford Streel, S.E.